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04/10/2013 07:39 BST | Updated 04/12/2013 05:12 GMT

Saudi Arabian Man Sentenced To 2,000 Lashes & Ten Years In Jail For Dancing Naked On A Car

The incident is said to have occurred in Borayda, the capital of al-Qasseem province
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The incident is said to have occurred in Borayda, the capital of al-Qasseem province

Media reports say a Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to 2,000 lashes and ten years in jail after a video clip of him dancing naked on the roof of a car was circulated online.

The defendant was also ordered to pay a fine of 50,000 rials (£8,000), Gulf News reports, citing local Arabic daily Okaz.

The man was said to have been joined by three other young men who also danced on the vehicle, although it believed they were clothed.

Al-Sharq newspaper says one of his companions received seven years in prison and 1,200 lashes, while the other two were jailed for three years and sentenced to 500 lashes each.

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The men were charged with “dancing on a vehicle in public” and “violating public morals”.

The incident is said to have occurred in Borayda, the capital of al-Qasseem province, north west of the capital Riyadh.

BBC correspondents describe the province as “ultra-conservative” and say the religious police there are the most strict in the kingdom.